Net approaching the killers of the driver
Investigations have revealed that the four bogus police officers who are still at large in the murder of a 28-year-old suburban bus driver in Whitehouse in Harare are members of the police department.
Conductor Luke Zuze, who was fatally assaulted by the suspects, reportedly refused to pay them a bribe for transporting people with an unregistered kombi under the Zupco franchise, resulting in a brawl.
The assault happened around 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday along Granary Road and the driver died three days later after being admitted to Sally Mugabe Central Hospital.
In an interview yesterday, National Police spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Paul Nyathi said investigations were still ongoing and the network would soon shut down on these rogue officers.
âThe case is still under investigation and is being handled by the CID’s homicide section. Something is being done and these officers will certainly be identified and face the full wrath of the law, âhe said.
Sources close to the investigations also confirmed that they had broadened their investigations in order to arrest the suspects. Investigations revealed that the driver identified as Luke Zuze and his driver were carrying passengers from Mbare to Granary when they pulled over to drop off a passenger.
During the process, an unregistered white Toyota Mark II arrived at the scene and two of the uniformed police confronted them while the other two who were also in uniform remained in their vehicle.
It is alleged that Zuze removed the keys to the kombi from the ignition and fled, but one of the officers chased him until he caught up with him before handcuffing him. The officer then began to assault him before his three other colleagues joined him until he lost consciousness. Zuze was taken to hospital where he later died.
A report was made to the Marimba police station.